Ci sarà - Al Bano & Romina Power - 1984

Al Bano & Romina Power

Ci sarà

Al Bano & Romina Power

Source: Wikipedia

Albano Carrisi met Romina Power, daughter of American actor Tyrone Power, during the filming of the movie "Nel Sole", named after one of his songs, in 1967. The two married on July 26, 1970 in Cellino San Marco.

Together, the couple shot seven films, based on their songs, between 1967 and 1983. Power released three solo albums between 1969 and 1974.

In 1975, the couple released their first album as a duo, Dialogo, which was followed by numerous others. Many of them were also released in Spanish versions.

In 1976 they represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "We'll Live It All Again" ("E fu subito amore"), interpreted in Italian and English, and finished seventh. Later on, they also recorded a Spanish and a French version of the song.

In 1982, the duo broke Italian record with four songs on the Italian hit parade at the same time. The same year, they participated in the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Felicità" and finished second. The song became widely popular, over 6 million copies of the single were sold and in 1985 they received a German Golden Globe for it.

In the same year (1982), 2 additional albums were released: "Felicità" and "Che angelo sei".

In 1984, they won the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Ci sarà" which from their album "Effetto amore".

The following year, they again participated in the Eurovision Song Contest with "Magic, Oh Magic" and, again, reached seventh place.

In 1986, Al Bano and Romina Power signed a contract with WEA and recorded the album Sempre sempre, which confirmed their international success. The song "Settembre" featured the voice of their baby daughter Cristel, while for "Lord Byron" they used recordings of Byron's poetry by Tyrone Power.

In 1987, the album Libertà! was released. The couple's daughter Ylenia sang a duet with her mother Romina in "Abbi fede". The album sold well in Italy and across Europe. The same year they participated in the Sanremo 1987 with the song "Nostalgia canaglia".

In January 1989, the album Fragile included a song written by Romina and her half-brother, Tyrone Power, Jr.

In 1990, they released two album: "Fotografia di un momento" and "Weihnachten bei uns zu haus".

In 1991, Al Bano and Romina Power again participated in the Sanremo Music Festival, this time around with the song "Oggi sposi". In the same year, they celebrated 25 years of their joint artistic careers with an anthology which included their most popular songs, 

Le più belle canzoni (in Italy) and Vincerai – Their Greatest Hits (in Europe). They also wrote their autobiography and released a video, both entitled Autoritratto dalla A alla R.

In 1993, their album Notte e giorno was released.

After their daughter Ylenia Carrisi disappeared in January 1994 in New Orleans, Al Bano and Romina cancelled all of their concerts and dedicated all their time to the search for their daughter. Police efforts yielded no results.

In 1995, the couple released their last album Emozionale, followed by a video version, Una vita emozionale.

In 1996, Al Bano participated in the Sanremo Music Festival, singing "È la mia vita". In 1997, he released a solo album Concerto Classico, while his wife recorded a CD with her son Yari and composer Maurizio Fabrizio, though this CD has never been released. 

She also had a part in the television mini-series The Return of Sandokan and in 1998, she published a book about her father, entitled Cercando mio padre ("Searching for my father").

In 1999, Al Bano announced their separation in an open letter to the weekly magazine Oggi, in which he explained reasons for their break-up, related to the disappearance of their eldest.

In 2000, Al Bano sang backing vocals at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm for Switzerland's entrant Jane Bogaert and her song 'La Vita Cos'e'.

In 2008, Romina moved to the USA (Arizona) while Al Bano was living in Cellino San Marco.

In October 2013, Al Bano and Romina Power reunited, reportedly only on a professional basis and for one final time, for a concert performance in Moscow. At Sanremo 2015, they again appeared together as guests.

Exactly from this point, at the former spouses creative and personal relations renew and there is a return to irregular joint concert activity.

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